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2735RE: [carfree_cities] bicycling facilities

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  • Lanyon, Ryan
    Mar 7, 2001
      You should be able to get there directly by clicking:

      http://atlas.city.ottawa.on.ca/mapping/atlas/maps/cycling_map.pdf

      Unfortunately, it's only available in .pdf format at this time.

      -RL

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Boileau,Pierre [NCR] [mailto:Pierre.Boileau@...]
      > Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 9:07 AM
      > To: 'carfree_cities@yahoogroups.com'
      > Subject: RE: [carfree_cities] bicycling facilities
      >
      >
      > Hello Lopamudra,
      >
      > Ottawa has many bike lanes and bike patrols. There is a map of these
      > bicycle lanes available from the city but I am not sure it is on the
      > Internet (perhaps Ryan can help out here). I would suggest
      > that the bicycle
      > paths are not the main obstacle to reducing car use and, by
      > association, air
      > pollution. My experience, as a commuter cyclist in Ottawa,
      > is that there
      > are a select group of active dedicated cyclists in the area,
      > but that people
      > who have always used their cars for commuting will continue
      > to do so until
      > there is a disincentive to it. Last year we had a spike in
      > gasoline prices
      > and I noticed a few more cyclists on the road during that time.
      > Unfortunately, the gas prices have come down again and I'm
      > anticipating that
      > this year the bicycle paths will be free and clear.
      >
      > Also, with that many cars on the road there is real issue of
      > safety for the
      > cyclists and 'road-rage' from the motorists. My sense is
      > that a common
      > understanding needs to be reached between commuter cyclists
      > and automobile
      > commuters through public education. This has been confirmed by my
      > observations that in our sister city, Hull, on the other side
      > of the Ottawa
      > river, automobile commuters are much more aware of cyclists
      > and don't find
      > them a hindrance. This is primarily because of the education efforts
      > undertaken by the Quebec government.
      >
      > I think the situation in Delhi would be somewhat different
      > than that in
      > Ottawa, because vehicle ownership may not be as high. But I
      > believe that a
      > strategy which incorporates more bike paths combined with
      > public education
      > about the benefits of commuter cycling would be the best
      > route to take.
      >
      > Cheers
      >
      > Pierre.
      >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: Lopamudra Banerjee
      > > Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 6:40 AM
      > > To: carfree_cities@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [carfree_cities] bicycling facilities
      > >
      > > Hello,
      > > I work for a non-governmental organisation called Centre
      > for Science and
      > >
      > > Environment based in New Delhi (India). We conduct
      > extensive research
      > >
      > > on vehicular air pollution and abatement measures.
      > >
      > > I had written to the carfree discussion forum about
      > information on carfree
      > >
      > > cities all over the world and had got an overwhelming
      > response. Hope to
      > > get the same this time round.
      > >
      > > We are planning to write an article on the importance of creating
      > > bicycling facilities here in Delhi to control vehicular
      > pollution. We
      > > would like to include experiences from all over the world about
      > > creating exclusive bicycle lanes.
      > >
      > > We would be very grateful if you could tell us about which
      > are the cities
      > >
      > > that have gone for promoting bicycling in Europe and the US
      > and how
      > > successful has it been in reducing car usage and air pollution.
      > >
      > > Please feel free to give as detailed informatin as
      > possible. You could
      > > also refer me to the websites that will give us the relevant
      > > information.Would also love to publish good photographs of bicycle
      > > lanes.
      > > Thanks and regards
      > > Ms Lopa
      > >
      > > Lopamudra Banerjee
      > > Air Pollution Control Unit
      > > Centre for Science and Environment
      > > 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
      > > New Delhi - 110062
      > > Tel: 6081110, 6081124, 6086399
      > > Extension: 222
      > >
      > >
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